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A woman sets the purpose of life and living, and thus the foundation for a society. A classical example from the Vedas of Indian mythology is the transformation of Shiva to Shankara – from ascetic to a householder. The Indian epic Ramayana is another example to this age-old propaganda. This, not positioning to exactitude in time and space, lay down the foundation of  society and civilization, wherein women have played a key role in sustaining humanity and civilizations, this far.

In historical retrospect, women empowerment refers to strengthening the social, economic and educational rights associated with them. It refers to an environment where there is no gender bias and both men and women have equal rights in community, society and workplaces.

Today, according to data available and published in the internet, the world population of women account to almost 50%, and so women have a right under equal footing with men, similar to the two wheels of a cart, similarities in terms of aspects associated with role-function, responsibilities, actions, etc., so as to offer growth and development and sustenance in this human endeavor of society and living.

Some of the points that I would like to bring to spotlight is about the importance of women/girl education for socio-economic benefits and social sustenance. This is being initiated with strong consciousness at Marwadi University through the arm of “Women Cell”.

Benefits and Importance of Girl and Women Education

Educating girls and women is important for the world as a whole.

  1. Economic development and prosperity:
    • Education will empower girl &women to come forward and contribute towards the overall development, growth, and prosperity of the country, as both men and women contribute towards growth in strategic sectors’ and life.
  1. Quality lifestyle:
    • Education helps a woman to earn livelihood, become independent, and live a respectful, happy, healthyand meaningful life.
  1. Good mental and physical health:
    • Educated girls and women can work the profession they want to and fulfill their dreams and goals in life. Working at an honorable place will bring them mental peace and professional satisfaction.
    • Educated girls and women are sensitive to the importance of health and hygiene. Through health education, they are empowered to lead a healthy life-style. Educated mothers can take better care of herself, her siblings, and family and the village environments.
  1. Dignity and honor:
    • Educated women are now looked upon with dignity and honor. They become a source of inspiration for millions of young girls who make them their role-models.
  1. Justice:
    • Educated women are better informed of their rights for justice. This in effect lead to decline in exploitations,violence and injustice against women such as dowry, prostitution, child-marriage, etc.
  1. Equality &Choice of profession:
    • Equality in choosing Education empowers women in many aspects. A girl / women can prove be highly successful in chosen profession in life, such as become a successful doctor, engineer, scientist, nurses, air-hostesses, cook,  or even work as an officer in the armed forces, civil services, police force, or pursue  political endeavors as well……. .
  1. Alleviate poverty: Women education is a quintessential to alleviate poverty. This demand massive contribution from educated women. There cannot be many social and economic changes unless girls and women are given their rights for education.

The empowerment of women would result in overall development of society both at micro and macro level. Active participation of women in economic activities and decisions, would contribute towards overall economic development.

SocialChallenges in the Indian Context

The challenges/ barriers of women empowerment are the following:

  • Superiority complex: Inherent superiority complex among the males, make it difficult for female to rise higherin the social and professional hierarchy.
  • Mindset : Preference to male child (celebrations, etc)., and high level of domestic responsibilities is basically a female responsibility.
  • Castes and beliefs: Restrictions to participate in social, economic and religious activities.
  • Discrimination: In our society, the boy-child often gets preference – in choosing education, diet-attributes, property, etc., over the girl child.

What MU Women’s Cell  is attempting to do:

The women cell at MU, has initiated to educate and empower girl and women by way and means of creating awareness camps, being sensitive to women rights, initiating government schemes, and creating an array of activities that enable and empower women to live and achieve their goals in life as well….as well as take up some of the challenges (as detailed above) that girl and women face in the present social setup.


Prof. Foram Rajdev
Chairperson – Women Cell

Committee Members
  • Prof. Foram Rajdev
    Prof. Foram Rajdev Mathematics

    Chief Coordinator

  • Prof. Sunera Kargathara
    Prof. Sunera Kargathara Electronics and Communication & Information and Communication Technology

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Prof. Priyanka Buch
    Prof. Priyanka Buch Information Technology

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Prof. Pankaj Pathak
    Prof. Pankaj Pathak Environmental Science

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Prof. Sahista Machchhar
    Prof. Sahista Machchhar Computer Enggineering

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Prof. Foram Chovatiya
    Prof. Foram Chovatiya Computer Enggineering

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Prof. Krishna Patel
    Prof. Krishna Patel Electrical Engineering

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Prof. Poonam Pardeshi
    Prof. Poonam Pardeshi Mechanical Engineering

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Prof. Bindiya Patel
    Prof. Bindiya Patel Civil Engineering

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Prof Krishna Unadkat
    Prof Krishna Unadkat Faculty of Management

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Prof. Prakruti Joshipura
    Prof. Prakruti Joshipura Faculty of Management

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Prof. Hiral Thakar
    Prof. Hiral Thakar Faculty of Computer Application

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Prof. Riddhi Joshi
    Prof. Riddhi Joshi Faculty of Computer Application

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Prof. Dhruma Bhavsar
    Prof. Dhruma Bhavsar Architecture

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Prof. Bhoomi Patel
    Prof. Bhoomi Patel Microbiology

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Prof. Sabera Bijani
    Prof. Sabera Bijani Chemistry

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Ms. Shreya Banerjee Faculty of Law

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Foram Chapdia
    Foram Chapdia AGRICULTURE

    Dept. Coordinator

  • Ms. Rachita Mehta
    Ms. Rachita Mehta Training and Counselling


  • Ms. Pooja pattani
    Ms. Pooja pattani Dance


  • Ms. Dipika Rajput
    Ms. Dipika Rajput Rector, Hostel


  • Ms. Sonal Gondalia
    Ms. Sonal Gondalia Admin


BBC Team at MU

BBC Team at MU

Mehendi Competition

Mehendi Competition

Prana to Empower Women

Prana to Empower Women

Programming Competition for Girls

Programming Competition for Girls

Saree competition

Saree competition

Helth is wealth seminar

Helth is wealth seminar

women’s day

women’s day

Throwball Competition

Throwball Competition

International Yoga day

International Yoga day

Zumba Workshop

Zumba Workshop

Marine Camp -2019

Marine Camp -2019


Multicultural Video Contest

Prof Foram Rajdev participated in  IEEE Region 10 SYWL Congress 2018 held from 29th August to 2nd September,2018 at Bali, Indonesia as a representative of  IEEE Gujarat section from Marwadi University.

IEEE had organized a “Multicultural Video Contest” at the Multicultural night of the congress.

Participants had to submit a video about their country/section, representing it’s people, culture, food, dance, natural beauty, cities, etc. anything they think people should know about their country/section. People around the region 10 (Asia countries) had submitted their videos for their section or country, Prof Foram Rajdev, faculty of Mathematics, had submitted video with the title ” My Incredible India” for this video contest at R10 congress and won the 1st Prize for Gujarat Section. This prize was announced on Award night at the congress.

Times of India Public Speaking Contest

Ms Radha ( Marwadi University BSc Sem 4 student) achieved 5th position and a cash prize of Rs 20000 in the final round of all Gujarat Times of India Public Speaking Contest held at Ahmedabad. Sunil Parekh gave her award and great to see that MU student competed against entire state and stood 5th in Gujarat. 

What kind of problems come into women’s cell?

Mainly problems related to sexual harassment or sexual abuse come under the premises of
Women’s Cell.

Who can contact Women’s Cell for help?

If you are a student/faculty associated with MU and facing a problem related to harassment
then you can contact Women’s Cell.

How should I contact and whom should I contact?

Drop a mail at womencell@marwadieducation.edu.in with your complaint or to make
an appointment with the Women cell coordinator.

I am afraid of contacting Women’s Cell because of the fear of my name becoming public. What should I do?

You don’t have anything to worry about. Utmost priority is given to confidentiality. All the
details and identities are kept confidential during and after the process.

I am a victim of sexual abuse. When should I contact Women’s Cell?

If you have faced any kind of harassment, you should complain within 3 months of the

How much time would Women’s Cell take, to take any type of action?

After getting the problem in written form, we will act immediately.